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    October 25, 2012
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a colossal failure and not one we should pursue. >> mike, this gives you an opportunity to tell us why this time would be different. >> what sean is describing is not what's in the initiative. it's just a planning process. yes, our goal is to bring the hetch hetchy valley and yosemite back to life. san francisco is the only city allowed to park its water in a national park. a hundred years we made that decision and bee think every hundred years san francisco should revisit that decision. there's no down side to that. but you can't do that without also reforming our 19th century water system. it was designed in the 19th century and as a result it's very damaging to the environment. what we do is look at how do we consolidate from 9 reservoirs into 8 and begin to build our local water resources to offset a small percentage of water loss that
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might happen. let's figure that out. let's not have a conversation based on hypobole, in terms of sean saying there are 7 reports saying it's not feasible, that's not true. what's unfortunate about all those is the city of san francisco has boycotted participating in those studies. san francisco says, wait a minute we have a unique responsibility here. we're the only city that stores our water in a national park so let's see how we can do better because we don't do a very good job. orange county recycles 30 million gallons of water a day, we recycle zero. we have a great opportunity to guarantee our water future and undo the
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damage to yosemite national park. >> sean, one point i know is the hydroelectric power generated by that dam, if i remember it's 41 million dollars? do i have my numbers right? >> there are a number of reasons why hetch hetchy is such a benefit to the city, not the least of which is that it produces carbon free public power to the city of san francisco. one of my favorite lines mike just used is this measure is about consolidating from 8 reservoirs to 7. another way to say that is to say this is about draining one of them, the hetch hetchy valley. have other studies said this is feasible? sure, just like tearing down city hall or knocking down the golden gate bridge, that's possible but not feasible. we're not going to spend 3 billion dollars to tear down the hetch hetchy dam. let's
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not forget, we are also stewards for two dozen cities in the peninsula. over 2 million californians benefit from the foresight of our forefathers almost 100 years ago in building hetch hetchy. while the rest of the state is tying themselves up in knots trying to figure out where to get their water. not only did we have the type of water storage hetch hetchy provides, not only today but in the future, we are in a solid place. and to spend this kind of money, and let's just talk about the $8 million dollars, i think that's one thing we can agree on. this calls for us to spend $8 million dollars. in my own district, out at like merced, we're taking that amount of money and building a water recycling plant. mike wants us to take that money and
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waste it on a report. why would we want to spend money to redo what's already been done? >> i upd. that does bring up an interesting point as well with the infrastructure that was voted on and is almost complete. can you address that investment that's already been made. >> absolutely. >> and also with the state of california's report suggesting that 8 million wouldn't be enough to get a plan done. so if you could just address those two points that have come up. >> sure, let me start -- again, go to the report it says again 7 million is what's needed for san francisco to engage in the planning process. the larger amount is if we bring in the park service and the state of california, which at this point we don't need to do, we just need the san francisco public utilities commission to get off their butts and start to think about the future more effectively. this really boils down it a
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21st century versus the 20th century view of water. sean says our future is secure. it isn't. anyone who thinks our future water supply is going to be coming from the tuolome river is crazy. the one thing we know about climate change is we have to change our water sources. again, we don't recycle any water. we're going to start importing water from daly city next week. we have some plans on the books to do 4 million gals by 2035. that's a fraction. the san francisco business times recbltly said san francisco's plans for the future are baby steps and it's disgraceful. prop f is about getting us away from that vision and getting us to plan for the future. >> sean, as a wrap up, the dollars that we're talking
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about here, whether it's a values debate, that's one thing, that's some of the language that i respect. but when i look at the dollars, i'm not sure, could you dra*e address how that the city and the controller's report? it seems to be a fairly vast effect. >> there's no question, this is a significant impact on the city but let's translate that for our viewers. it's an impact on the rate payers. this is not born by the city's budget, it's borne by everybody's monthly water bill. we know everybody's water bill is going to climb because we have to rebuild our sewer system. on top of that do we want to add many hundreds or perhaps thousands of dollars to conduct a rate study that has been done several times that is going to completely drain the stoerplg capacity we have and absolutely put the city further back tomorrow than where we are
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today? >> we're talking about lettinging the rate payers decide for themselves. it gives the rate payers the information they need in 2016 if it gets back on the ballot. the controller's report is actually quite inaccurate. it projects if prop f passes, a plan is implemented, adopted by the voters and hetch hetchy valley is restored that it will cost $10 billion dollars. that's not what people are voting on here. they are voting on prop f which is simply an $8 million dollar planning process. it's not just an $8 million planning process, it's voting for san francisco's future and i urge people to go to restoreyosemite.org and read about it.
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>> this is a measure hoisted on san francisco by outsiders. every san francisco political group across the political spectrum opposes this measure. this will cost us billions of dollars and it's an unnecessary complete waste of our rate payer dollars. we've done the studies, we know it's a waste, let's move forward with what we're already doing which are significant recycled water projects across the city. >> thank you, gentlemen. we hope this discussion was informative. for more discussion on this and other ballot measures in this year's election, please visit the san francisco league of women voters web site at sfvotes.org. remember, early voting is available at city hall from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm if you don'
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>> [gavel] >> good afternoon. welcome to the board of supervisors meeting for the city and county of san francisco home of the national league champions san francisco giants. it is tuesday october 23, 2012. madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> supervisor avalos. present. >> supervisor. >> go giants. supervisor cohen. cohen present. supervisor elsbernd. present. supervisor farrell. present. supervisor kim. present. supervisor mar.
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present. supervisor olague. present. supervisor wiener. present. and mr. president supervisor chiu is not in the chamber. >> thank you. given that supervisor chu just got married we will excuse her this week and will be excused and will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues we have board minutes from the meetings. could i have a motion on approve those minutes? moved and seconded. without objection that will be approved. madam
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clerk do we have any communications? >> there are no communications mr. president. >> if you could read items one through six. >> these item are from the consent agenda and if want to called separately we. >> colleagues any separate? >> (calling roll). there are ten aye's. >> those ordinances are finally passed and approved. next item. >> next item is to administrator the san francisco housing code and policies and making the requisite finding.
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>> colleagues any discussion? supervisor olague. >> yeah, there are a couple of debates going on between a couple of city departments, -- not a debate but discussion with middle income housing and i want more time to get clarity of the differences of opinion are when it relates to that and that is the mayor's office plab planning and make a motion to continue for one week to clarify that. >> okay. supervisor olague is making a motion to continue it. it has been seconded. without objection and continued then. item eight.
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>> and for the district attorney expend a grant in the approximately amount of 399,000 for the foreclosure program for this period listed. >> colleague could we take this same call. no objections. next item. >> nine is for the district attorney retroactive grant from the california victim compensation and governments claim board for a "joint powers agreement" between this period. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item ten. >> item ten is authorization for the recreation and park department and have a grant in the amount of $164,000 from the park and recreation for the glen canyon creekside loop trail
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project for the term of july 1st, 2011 through this time. >> supervisor. >> there are some technical amendments and i would like them circulated. >> there are technical amendments. moved and seconded. colleagues can we take those? same house, same call. without objection. item 11. >> listen item is resolution for the district attorney to expand the grant up to 86,000 allocated from the california compensation victims board for the program july 12012 through june 30, 2013. >> same house, same call. this is adopted. item 12. >> is for the fiscal year
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consolidated plan goals from the federal government for the community block grant, and the emergency solutions grant and opportunities for persons with aids grant. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 13. >> item 13 is for work force and development in grant from the u.s. department of labor pass us through the california employment department for the will disability initiative listed here. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 14. >> item 14 resolution for the presiding judge on the super court and the recommendations in the grand jury report where there is smoke and for the implementation of the annual budget. >> same house, same call. this
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resolution is adopted. item 15. >> is an ordinance for the administrative code for the policy right to return to revitalized public housing units and authorizing new hours for the stabilization board to administer this policy. >> same house, same call. this ordinance is passed on the first read. next item. >> 16 resolution for the acceptance and purchase agreement for the waller street to buchanan and execute documents in furtherance of the resolution. >> same house, same call. this is adopt. number 17. >> construction a surface and subsurface structure in union square park for the project union street station. >> same house, same call. this
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resolution is adopted. colleagues our 4:00 p.m. will be continued and will take that up then. why don't we go now to roll call. >> supervisor wiener. supervisor cohen. thank you supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. >> thank you colleagues i have just one resolution to present today and san francisco conjunction with the 49ers to host the super bowl here. it was announced that san francisco was nominated as a finalist to host the 2016 or 17 super bowl and i want to thank mayor lee on that and david chiu was there and thank the 49ers and
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mr. silverstein who helped with the advertisement and the big committee member who is will make up a lot part of this process and chair from tipping point and conleeza rice, and lor rein powell, mayor willy brown, mary murphy, chris kelly, ron conway and many others. it's really an all star crew from people in the bay area. the economic benefits are incredible. thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity. in san francisco we have been tested and with the giants and the america's cup and fleet week and all of the events we have hosted. it's an incredible time to be a san franciscan. it's a world class event and one of the biggest in the world and we are a world class city deserving of hosting it. i want to thank
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the chair for getting the funds for the youth programs and the more we do the better off we are as a community here in san francisco. i think his goals are ambitious but i am confident in them making it a reality in the city and i hope you join me and i submit. >> thank you supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. >> thank you. as long as we're on the topic of sports we am introducing this on the traffic impacts and on pier 32 for the warriors and we are excited they're making san francisco making their home, or returning back to san francisco as their home. one of the largest concern through the neighbor meetings is the impacts of traffic and other transportation
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concerns in the south beach mission bay communities, so this is a hearing request so we can address some of the broader questions and also learn a little bit about what we have been able to do to mitigate the concerns with the at&t as well and although i cannot claim the victory the ballpark is in our district and we are inkredally brought of our team and the mvp and excited to go to the world series and the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor kim. supervisor chiu. >> thank you colleagues we used ten to ten to reduce the blight of yellow page phone books. at that time the one federal case in the issue decided that the city of seattle with a
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camperable ordinance was able to do it under the first amendment. last week a circuit panel undid that case and they're in the protections and i disagree with the reading and to the polluters that litter on your footsteps and based on the same logic as the citizens united ruling and considers the corporate super pacs the same as real people but with our city attorney i am introducing legislation today and suspend our pilot programs until we see if seattle's law is consistent with the first amendment and i am working with the city attorney to find alternate approaches for the same goal. the rest i commit.
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>> thank you supervisor. supervisor. >> submit. >> thank you supervisor. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you madam clerk. i have several things. the first is my strong support for the neighborhood theater and in the richmond district. i have been supporting the survival of the neighborhood theaters and i am introducing a motion for what the city can do much more to protect the small independent theaters. i have been working hard to support the balboa theater and the foundation has stepped in really to help our neighborhood show strong support for it, but also at the four star theater and chinese american movie series. it's one of the only one that still continues to show chinese movies in our city and i am helping in the process to renovate the
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aland der theater to make sure that we restore but also maintain a small neighborhood 38 existing there. also across the city communities are stepping up to support theaters like the roxy in the inner mission and the red victorian in the haight ash bury as well and i hope the area is supportive of other efforts too and i look forward to working with the theater foundation and how the city can support more of the neighborhood 38s. they serve as an anchor to the communities and drive economic opportunities in the neighborhood and i look forward to working with you and supporting them. and in light of the big earthquake we're anticipating in the next 30 years and also to support homeowners and public safety i am introducing a resolution for
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federal legislation and of earthquake and by feinstein and this act would allow california's earthquake authority to lower cost to homeowners and guarantee bonded issued by the california earthquake authority in lieu of perfecting reinsurance and accounts for 40% of the cost. this would save homeowners $100 million a year and lower the rates by 20% and allows homeowners to afford insurance and speed economic recovery when the next big one hits. maybe a fraction, 10%, of the homeowners have insurance and my hope is will help those within the city. i wanted to let people k
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know11:00 o'clock next week on inside i am working with the rec and park central richmond to unveil the new play ground and join us at 11:00 a.m. and fulton and the new cabrilo play ground and we have been working to revitalize the area so the parks and play grounds really help to revitalize our neighborhoods. please join us. also i wanted to acknowledge a community arts organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary at yoashys and one of the unique rare ones i think to revitalize chinese and asian arts but the whole community. it's called improv asian carts and it's the 25th anniversary. i have been a strong supporter since the
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inception and give thanks to the many people for their work to strengthen communities to show the history of the asian and the pacific islander experience in their art and also how they fight for more cultural equity in our communities. please join us at 7:00 p.m.. another key part of the celebration of 25 years of asian improv arts is support other artists and wang wallace and others and lucy lynn and the director of the grant frs the san francisco arts commission but it's also unveiling a new piece by john chang and one key piece will be a portrait where i am narrating part of it and a
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chance to work with the jazz and improv community and also that support the cultural equity in the neighborhoods and i will narrate a key piece with that. thank you. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor avalos. >> thank you. colleague i want to recognize two that have passed in the nation and george mcgovern and my first election then when i was paying attention to anything and his significance under the campaign in the country gave a lot of strength to millions of people in this country that still last today although people don't always see the results we expect. i want to mention the passing of russell means and from the american indian
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movement and from the bay area and his contributions to the united states is significant and the 60's and two individuals who have made a great difference in our nation's history. the other thing i am introducing today is a resolution. colleagues you may have heard reports in the media privacy related to the clipper cards. i think it's important -- can't make sure that people who are using clipper cards can be protected against any use of information about how where they go and the whereabouts are using the clipper card to make sure they're protected so i am intriewtion a resolution calling on the metropolitan
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transportation commission and we have consistency with transit and track usage with transportation and passes and transit passes and that is mine for submission. >> thank you supervisor avalos. supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. good afternoon colleagues. i have two simple items to introduce today. the first is the drafting of a request for the city attorney to work with my office on reassessing the public notice requirements for building permits issued in areas pdr zoned 1b. this zoning category was specifically designed during the eastern neighborhood process to designate buffer -- specific design during the process to designate